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The cars are the stars and they're shining.

Crews were busy Friday getting the last vehicles and displays in place and ready for Saturday's opening.

There are more than 1,000 models of vehicles showcased in the massive I-X Center with 40 manufacturers exhibiting their products.

There's an Ohio flavor to the event with cars featuring components made in the Buckeye State are likely to get special visitor attention. There are Jeeps made in Toledo, Cruzes made in Lordstown, Fords with Brookpark-made engines, GM vehicles with parts stamped in Parma and Hondas made in Marysville.

Photos: 2012 Classic Car Competition at Cleveland Auto Show

Auto sales in Northeast Ohio slumped in late 2012, but they went up 14 percent in January.

Car dealers are expecting a big Auto Show bump. Many are featuring special Auto Show discounts and promotions.

Photos: 2012 Cleveland Auto Show -- Pricey cars

The Cleveland Auto Show has a new display called "Millionaires Row," which showcases prestigious cars worth in excess of $200,000.

There will also be expanded Ride-N-Drive options.

Sponsors hope to draw more than 600,000 show visitors throughout the event's run.

The Cleveland Auto Show runs Saturday, Feb. 23 through Sunday, March 3.Hours are11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sundays.

Tickets are $12.50 for adults and $10.50 for seniors/pre-teens. Children ages 6 and younger get in free.

Parking is free for the duration of the show.

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